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Monday, 25 May 2015

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Wallington come close to final victory

WALLINGTON 2-6 HEATON STANNINGTON DESPITE what the scoreline may suggest, Northern Alliance Division One leaders Wallington came close to causing a shock in the final of the Pin Point Recruitment Combination Cup.

Wallington team photo

Leading twice and forever putting Premier Division frontrunners Heaton Stannington under pressure, a Greens victory seemed very much on the cards.
But a spectacular downfall in the final 20 minutes saw the rejuvenated and ruthless Stannington run in five goals to send Wallington back to Scots Gap with their tails between their legs. Full report to follow in next week's Hexham Courant.
It is not all doom and gloom for Wallington as they turn their full attention on clinching the Division One title, eight games remaining to seal their fate with a trip to Gateshead Redheugh 1957 up tomorrow.
Also in Division One, rivals Hexham and Ponteland United will meet at the Wentworth.
Stocksfield welcome Shankhouse in Premier Division, Alston host High Howdon Social Club in Division Two, while Prudhoe Town visit Peterlee Town in Wearside League.
Victory for Haltwhistle Conservatives on Sunday would clinch the Hexham and District Sunday League crown - but they will have their work cut out as they visit rivals Halfway House Prudhoe.
Hexham Phoenix hope to keep the pressure on as they travel to struggling Allendale, while FC Stocksfield host Barrasford.
A crucial top of the table clash will take place in Division Two, Ryton and Crawcrook Albion facing promotion rivals Haydon Bridge with it all still to play for. The Falcon Prudhoe's late push will continue with a trip to Hexham Hearts.